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  • Trimming Techniques for Multi-Channel Gliders

    A gliding retrospective Written by Mike O'Reilly The Model Make every effort to have a ‘straight’ model This was important when you built your own model from balsa and foam, but modern moulded gliders rarely have warps or heavy panels Trimming The whole purpose of the trimming process is to make your glider easy to fly in a ‘hands-off’ situation. The easier it is to fly, the better it will fly. I like my gliders to be neutrally stable so they will fly hands off. This helps you to detect thermals in the first instance and to be comfortable flying your glider a long way downwind. Tow Hook Position With very few exceptions the tow hook should be placed in front of or on the CG. The ideal position also depends on flap and elevator presets so there is no definitive position. Moving the hook rearwards will increase the steepness of the climb...

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  • New Model Gliders Now in Stock at Modelflight

    New Model Gliders Now in Stock at Modelflight
    The last few weeks has seen some exciting additions to the range of model gliders at Modelflight. Today, we will be looking at three of these new gliders, beginning with the KA-3 scale vintage glider from VQ M...

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  • New! JR Airflow DLG1 Glider Announced at Modelflight

    New! JR Airflow DLG1 Glider Announced at Modelflight
    JR made a very exciting announcement this week, with the launch of their Airflow DLG1 Glider. The Airflow is JR's first glider. It is made from glass- and carbon-reinforced polymer (GRFP and CRFP respectively) material, giving this model a light flying weight of 155-165g.   Mike was able to get a sneak preview of the new Airflow, and put this video on Modelflight's YouTub...

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  • Find 2013 Scale Soaring Events in Australia

    Find 2013 Scale Soaring Events in Australia
    If you are into scale soaring, check out some of the events coming up across Australia. These are some great opportunities for you to take your model glider to a range of fields. Full details of the events can be found on Oz Scale Soaring. We will continue to update you on future events here at Modelflight.   ...

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  • 2013 JR Aerotow Videos - Model Plane and Glider Demos

      Indeed, after months of anticipation, the 2013 JR Aerotow did come to the Warracknabeal Aerodome and Modelflight was there to capture all the action.  Over 4 jam-packed days, 50 pilots from across Australia experienced some incredible scale soaring performances. There were over 100 scale gliders at the event, ranging from the small E-Flite Ultra Micro ASK-21 to a 7.5 metre-span, 1/2-scale ASW 28.   We were ab...

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  • The Gratton Air Invitational Model Plane Event is Coming Soon

    The Gratton Air Invitational Model Plane Event is Coming Soon
    In case you haven't already heard, Australia's largest ever RC event is coming very soon! The Gratton Air Invitational will be held on February 14-17 at Gratton Field, Calvert, Queensland.  Over 4 massive days, the event will host competitions and trade vendor displays.  On the Friday, Saturday and Sunday, you will also witness midday air shows from two of the world's best - Team Horizon pilots Ali Machinsky and Mike McConville. The Gratton event will play host to a large variety of model aircraft.  These will include world championship ...

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